Statement of Privilege
I want to acknowledge my privilege as a straight-sized (thin) white woman.
I have never had to ask for a seat belt extender on a flight. I can learn about racism instead of experience it. I can go to any movie theatre or stadium game and fit comfortably in the seats.
I can go to the doctor with a cold and not have the appointment be about by weight. I can walk into any store and find clothing in my size, off the rack.
I can’t understand what it is like to live in a black or brown body, or to navigate this world as a fat person, a differently-abled person, a person of colour, or a member of the LGBTQ community.
I will continue to watch, listen, and learn how to provide care while doing my best to avoid doing harm.
I believe in respect for all bodies, and in the power of active listening, validation, and compassionate care.
I believe that quality care should be accessible to all. As such, I offer sliding scale rates for marginalized groups and those experiencing financial hardship.